Nestled along the Rio Grande Bosque on the MetroABQ's westside sits a community that is a living study of New Urbanist theory. For 50 years, the La Luz community has been celebrating "environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighborhoods containing a wide range of housing" types. The 96 townhome community is now looking toward the next fifty years of life. Designed in 1968 by renowned architect Antoine Predock (see the Rio Grande Nature Center in the North Valley, the Aperture Center in Mesa del Sol & hundreds of other lifetime projects), the neighborhood, riverside near Montaño & Coors Blvd, threw a party commemorating the last fifty & celebrating the next fifty. I was lucky to be at the event, in The Meadow gathering space, seen above & the two images far below. Just below is an image facing the other direction, toward a row of residences on Tennis Court NW... Read More
Near Mountainair, New Mexico, sits some of the coolest ruins in the country. The Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument consists of three Spanish Missions amid numerous Pueblo Ruins: Gran Quivira, Abo Ruins & Quarai Mission. Read More
I love getting up onto rooftops. A vast number of properties in the MetroABQ are single-story, so being up on a roof two stories or more is a treat: we
have some incredible skyline/mesa, bosque & Sandia Mountain views from vantage points across the city. For the above image, I found myself on the
rooftop of the 133,300sqft Roadrunner Food Bank warehouse, topped by one of the largest commercial rooftop solar arrays in the state. See the drone of it here.